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NOVA
First Horse Warriors

NOVA: First Horse Warriors

 

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.

 

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NOVA
Emperor’s Ghost Army

NOVA: Emperor’s Ghost Army

 

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, “Emperor’s Ghost Army” explores how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are providing new insights into how the clay figures were made, revealing in the process the secrets of one of archaeology’s greatest discoveries.

 

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POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 7

 

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain.

 

Part 6 of 7
A mysterious smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis.

 

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 7

 

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain.

 

Part 5 of 7
Poldark and Demelza start a family. The miners riot, and Francis takes desperate measures to recoup his losses.

 

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 7


Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the
hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall
after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter
taken in by the captain.

 

Part 4 of 7
The community awaits news of the fish harvest. Poldark’s copper mine
struggles. Demelza must get used to a new way of life.

 

 

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 7

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE Part 3 of 7

 

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit
1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after
the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken
in by the captain.

 

Part 3 of 7
Poldark’s battle with the local gentry deepens. He faces one turning point with
Elizabeth and another with Demelza.

 

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 7

 

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain.

 

Part 2 of 7
Determined to open his risky copper mine, Poldark seeks backers. Verity’s big chance leads to a showdown.

 

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 7

 

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain.

 

Part 1 of 7
After fighting for England in the American Revolution, Poldark returns home to Cornwall and finds wrenching change. He loses one close friend and gains another.